What Should I Do?
"A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps" (Proverbs 16:9).
Do you ever wish you could wake up in the morning and let someone else figure out how your homeschool day is supposed to go? My indecisiveness in homeschooling was usually generated by the fear of making the wrong decisions. What if we were using the wrong curriculum? What if my children weren't getting enough social interaction? What if my children weren't learning what they needed to know to be successful in college? Wasn't there someplace I could go to find all the answers, so I didn't have to second guess myself anymore?
Gideon had a problem with deciding what to do when God called him to defeat the enemies of Israel, the Midianites. He wasn't so sure he saw the warrior in himself that God claimed him to be in Judges 6:12. How could he fight against these men trained in war when all he had known was farming? However, Gideon learned the secret to defeating indecision. He simply brought the problems of fighting the battle to the Lord and left the choices up to Him. He only needed to obey and do what God showed him. Even when his faith was small and he had to ask for God's guidance a second time, God lovingly answered with the fleece of faith that was first wet and then dry.
Are you wringing your hands with indecision and wondering if you have what it takes to be an effective homeschooling parent? Remember the story of Gideon. You may not be a certified teacher, but you know the Lord is mighty. If He has called you to homeschool, He will tell you the answers to every question you have about how to teach. He will make you a mighty warrior in the education of your children and perform amazing miracles of provision when you need them most. You can leave all the decisions to God, and He will show you the way. "And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left" (Isaiah 30:21).
Father, I really need Your help to know what to do today when homeschooling my children. Show me what lessons to focus on and what lessons to leave for another day. Guide me with Your Word and bring those circumstances into our lives that reveal Your divine hand of guidance. In the name of Jesus, Amen.